Centers & Institutes


CREGS is a community of gender and sexuality studies researchers, educators and activists committed to understanding and addressing the intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality in the pursuit of social justice. Through research and educational projects, CREGS seeks to create innovative programs driven by its commitment to gender and sexual well-being and acceptance and to reduce persistent social inequities.



The mission of the Health Equity Institute (HEI) is to create an intellectual environment that encourages diversity of perspectives, challenges conventional approaches, and produces innovative action-oriented research in the biomedical, social, and behavioral sciences in order to improve health, eliminate health disparities and establish equity in health.

The Marian Wright Edelman Institute supports campus and citywide efforts to improve the quality of early childhood education. It promotes collaboration among faculty and partnerships between SF State, other higher educational institutions and the community, fosters research and scholarly work.